Martyn Moffatt and I had a very brief view of the Scarlet
Honeyeater in Section 7 at about 9.45 this morning, it disappeared as
soon as we saw it and hadn’t reappeared by 10.30 when I left. Little
Wattlebird and Crescent HE also put in very brief appearances, lots of other honeyeaters
(New Holland, White-nape, Yellow-faced, Spinebill) also in this area. Excellent
From: Tobias Hayashi
Sent: Wednesday, 17 September 2008 6:27 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] possible Scarlet Honeyeater, Little Wattlebird
main point of this post is to inform other members about the probability of a
female/immature Scarlet Honeyeater at the Botanic Gardens. I saw it this
afternoon in section 25 and 7, and possibly s. 24.
is a photo, ID confirmation would be appreciated. It was noticeably smaller
than other honeyeaters/spinebill, dumpy tailed, I cannot see what else it could
spent 8 hours at the gardens today, with great photo opportunities, and good
birdwatching as well. In addition to the probably Scarlet Honeyeater late in
the day, there was also a male Crescent Honeyeater, plus Yellow-faced,
White-naped, Eastern Spinebills, lots of Red Wattlebirds and lots of wattlebird
nests, Noisy Friarbirds etc.
around was a Little Eagle.
the Tom Green seat, there was a great view of all the bathing action, with
large numbers of Crimson Rosellas supplemented by bathing Eastern Rosellas, Red
Wattlebirds, Noisy Friarbirds, Eastern Spinebills, New Holland Honeyeaters,
Australian Magpies, Pied Currawongs. Late in the morning a LITTLE WATTLEBIRD
also dropped by, but was gone just as the camera was focussing on him.
to butterflies, Imperial Jezebels were starting to come out, and I saw one
Australian Painted Lady.